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towns and cities from the southern plains north to illinois. >> and developing overnight, a hot air balloon packed with tourists takes a deadly plunge overseas. >> and snubbed by his own party. chris christie gets the cold shoulder, left off the list for a key republican event. >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "early start." i'm john berman. i feel like i haven't seen you in days. >> you haven't. good morning to you. good morning to you. thanks for being with us. it's tuesday, february 26th. it is 5:00 a.m. in the east. happening right now, it is a raging blizzard, blasting the southern plains. leaving large parts of texas and oklahoma buried under more than a foot of snow. roads are impassable, drivers are stranded. this picture was sent to us from a reporter philip prince. a trucker stuck on interstate 40 about 50 miles east of amarillo. look at the conditions there. he says the highway has been shut down. he has been stuck for about eight hours when he finally took that picture. two people have been killed, one on an icy road in kansas, another at a home in oklahoma where t
of the city fire department has been performing sweeping of the building. hundreds of employees were immediately evacuated. some didn't want to go on camera. >> the announcement came over the p.a. system, telling everybody to evacuate the building. >> we kept hearing sirens, coming and going. and my manager came in a little later. like 10:00, 10-ish. and she said, what's all the sirens, all the ambulances out front for? and next thing you know, they made the announcement for everybody to vacate the building. and we have been out here for 40 minutes. >> reporter: it's sil unclear what caused -- still unclear what caused the illness. >> we checked for carbon monoxide, hydrogen sulide and others. >> reporter: we're told more than 1,000 johns hopkins hospital and university employees work here at the keswick building. patients are not seen here. it's for emergencies only. >> reporter: officials were hesitant to let people leave for the day, in case they should take something home with them. >> i don't want to go in there until they clear the build
kansas city affiliate kctc, is in overland park, kansas. good morning. >> reporter: many people are already digging out of last week's snowstorm where a foot and a half of snow fell. and they are expecting much more today. they could see another foot here in kansas. the latest winter storm is unleashing blizzard conditions from texas to oklahoma and kansas. a system so powerful you can literally hear its fury. this was amarillo texas, monday where howling winds whipped around more than a foot and a half of snow creating five-foot snow drift in some areas. >> we're going to step outside and let you see what it's like so far. ooh. >> reporter: the storm knocked out power to thousands in texas and oklahoma and brought traffic to a standstill closing miles of interstates and highways across the southwest. on some road, strong winds and driving snow reduced visibility to near zero. emergency crews focused on locating and rescuing stranded drivers while in some spots motorists abandoned their cars altogether. by monday afternoon, the system had moved into kansas
. >> reporter: after the law went into effect in 1982, city leaders say they witnessed a 29% drop in crime. in the 30 years since, the crime rate has remained low, including just four gun-related homicides. >> our crime rate is generally less than half the national average. >> reporter: over the years, kennesaw has grown and today amidst the sprawling subdivisions and strip malls, gun control is still a sensitive issue. >> there's a lot of people that are very passionate about their right to own a firearm, any kind of a firearm. >> reporter: including an assault weapon. >> yes. >> reporter: as the sun sets on kennesaw, its residents are keeping an eye on the second amendment and how washington interprets it. >> i think if they change it, they're killing the constitution. >> there's no men anymore. we have no leaders, no men. we're just a wishy-washy nation now. nobody is afraid of us no more. >> reporter: in kennesaw, georgia, andrea mccarren, wusa9. >> by the way, homeowners kennesaw who don't buy a gun are not punished. there are several exepgs, including -- exemptions, including religio
kansas city, that is where we're seeing some heavy snow. you might notice flashing. lots of lightning, thunder, very active system. it will drag rain into the washington area a little later this afternoon. i think your morning commute will be just fine. next several hours will be dry. definitely bring an umbrella. we are pretty much guaranteed rain by afternoon. there is your floodwatch issued for counties in central maryland and includes washington, d.c. and baltimore. the thinking is we could have some urban flooding. looking at 1 to 2 inches of rain. we have a winter weather advisory for areas out to the west. we'll have more details on and this we'll look at the weather in just a minute. a minute. back to you guys. >> in our other top stories, three days and counting before massive budget cuts take effect. the first to feel the sting would be you be employed americans at local governments. the jobless could see $300 weekly checks reduced by $30. president obama is calling on lawmakers to work together and strike a deal in time. >>> a judge declared a mistrial in the mother-daughte
heavily in kansas city and pushing up towards milwaukee and chicago. and on the eastern side of things, all the green and yellow you see, all the rain falling. that will be pushing into the morning here late morning, early afternoon. it will be a good soaking rain around here during the afternoon hours. temperature right now at reagan national, 33 degrees. cold enough to support some wintry mix. dulles, 27 and bwi marshall, 28. the timing on the rain as it moves in on the winter precip is favorable for us. it will get in here late morning, early afternoon so that will warm temperatures up just a bit. a floodwatch for the 95 corridor here, baltimore and washington as we are expecting 1 to 2 inches of rain. we haven't seen that much in the entire month. we could have a few flooding conditions. showers developing, just lain old rain for your evening commute. rain is pretty much a guarantee. >> we are going to get busy in the weather department. let's check in with julie wright who is already busy in the traffic department. >> absolutely. as tucker was warning you guys about the flooding t
here. >> reporter: at kansas city international airport, crews worked to deice planes though many flights were canceled as the blizzard continued battering the state overnight. >> we're very concerned about this storm, believe it may be worse than the last one, and portions of our state it will be worse than the last one. >> reporter: because the snow is expected to fall throughout the day, officials are urging people to stay home stay indoors and not get on the roads. even if someone decided to try to get out, most places are closed, including schools, government offices, and businesses. >> all right now let's check in with meteorologist jeff grar deli of cbs station wfor. where is the storm headed next? >> one part of the storm is moving into the great lakes and the national weather service issued a tornado watch for central and northern parts of florida, that means isolated tornadoes are possible and wind gusts up to 80 miles an hour. if you're in and around the tampa area orlando through jacksonville, watch out some pretty big storms are headed your way
the 20th anniversary of the first bombing of the world trade center in new york city. that truck bomb was carried out in a parking garage underneath one tower. that happened in 1993. it killed six people -- six people and injured more than 1000 others. islamic fundamentalists were later convicted in the bombing including one mastermind. today is also the one-year anniversary of the shooting of 17-year-old trayvon martin. skilled while walking in a neighborhood in sanford, florida. his parents have plans for tonight. >> in the candlelight ceremony in new york, we have done a peace walk to let teenagers know that they have a right to walk in peace. >> neighborhood watch volunteer george zimmerman says he shot martin in self-defense. he is charged with second-degree murder. >> private funeral will be held for country singer mindy macready. 37-year-old singer died of an apparent suicide last week at her home in arkansas. friends and fellow musicians are planning a memorial service for next month in nashville. >> the house has approved a bill to rename and nasa flight center in california
top oggray and one moment one area is secure and others are not as secure. we know cities such as san diego and el paso count themselves having made great improvement and one might use the term operational control, because there are border stations. we know there are 1,993 miles of border, 651 miles of fencing and one might make the argument that the unfenced area is less secure. i would argue against that. one of the things that we need to ensure that we allow the border patrol to do is to advise us of how they believe using the right resources they can effectuate a secure border. but it is always moving. one of the issues that should be prominent in this such as 2004 in a member of this committee, we provided the answer to the original request by the border patrol and that is equipment. that was the year we presented all the helicopters, all of the jeeps, the lap tops, the night goggles and enhanced equipment. we know that those kinds of resources are not the only answer to border security. what i would like to see is to match your outcomes with the use of new technology, but tament
life into one giant arms race like dodge city in the wild west days. then finally, when everyone--the last person is armed to the teeth, then we'll be safe. >> john: true treatment and we can give somalia a run for their money. here is a thing he have i have to ask you about. you write that the american film industry is the second great pillar of the gun culture. can you explain this and what role you think hollywood plays in our culture of violence? >> it's an advertising agency. there is an amazing thing that i discovered in the course of writing this story. it's an internet firearms movie database. it goes through like all these recent movies of the last 20 years, frame by frame, telling you which particular weapon that appears in the movie what the make is, the model how it's used, who it kills, who uses it, so on like this. and this gun fetishization. this was the first clue--no, it isn't. i've been going to movies all my life. but you look at how they depict guns and as theftize estheticize the guns. there is a tommy gun and it's being fired and there is slow motion on the
costing them a lot of money. in new york, it is more about the city of new york than the state of new york. the smoking bans which did not help -- did not hurt businesses. when everybody knew the rules, all the bad restaurants shifted over. -- all the restaurants shifted over. this allows a more sophisticated way of dealing with the socialized costs so will we can share them more easily. if you create rules that everyone can follow, they will all do the right thing. otherwise, people will cherry pick and profits accordingly. i personally think each state will have to find their own way of going on this path. it is worth putting this in a document. asked mike bloomberg if this is good or bad. if we're talking about the impact of sodas comment that was worth the risk politically to get that conversation going. there are many other states. fantastic improvement in some of the major urban areas like philadelphia. when you look at this places, they are simple things done well. real food, social infrastructure, mich.-as its 4x4 tool. what little to do all of view, it ought to be about second opi
johnson air force base, cherry point, u.s. coast guard air station, elizabeth city, and others will not be ready to defend and serve our country at a moment's notice if we allow this to happen. in my state alone, cuts to the department of defense budget will result in 22,000 civilian d.o.d. staff being furloughed, reducing the gross pay by $117 million. base operation funding would be cut by $136 million, severely reducing military readiness, putting our country at peril. in closing, mr. speaker, i implore my colleagues to work together to prevent the impending sequestration so that we may prevent devastating cuts to our vital infrastructure. we are slowly but surely building our economic recovery and our nation can literally, literally not afford to be knocked down again by an inability to compromise. please, let's get it done. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from north carolina yields back. the chair now recognizes the gentleman from arkansas, mr. cotton, for five minutes. mr. cotton: i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pr
of raising 50 million sub-saharan africans out of poverty over the next decade alone. city kids are going back to work. their grand parents ranches, farmers are having their own -- their own online dating service. and the most talked about super bowl commercial, courtesy of the late paul harvey, was dodge rams heartwarming tribute to the american farmer. him what's that kenny chesney song? she thinks my tractor's sexy? you know, there's some truth to that. agricultural issues are, i would argue, sexy. if not sexy, increasingly critical and increasingly important. so i'm glad to be here and it's metaphorically appropriate that we are here today, because it turns out it was february 21, 1865, 148 years
's from huffington post. to bonnie, let's go to our republican line next, to nicholas in new york city. nicholas, welcome. >> caller: well, it's great to be here, and thank you, and i'll try to make it brief, and let me apologize to the others waiting on line. i just, very quickly, you know, i came here as a child in 1966, and they moved us up to the bronx. we came here through red cross auspices. and, you know, my dad and mom worked two and three jobs, eventually they bought real estate because they saved their money. we were subsistence farmers back home -- >> host: nicholas, where -- where was back home? you said you came here in '66. where was back home? >> caller: montenegro today on border of albanian on the coast of adriatic sea. we were albanian catholics. in fact, we were a minority amongst other minorities, but we were the minority. >> host: back to our question, how do you think these budget cuts will affect you? >> guest: well, i've been watching this thing, and it seems like i've seen this movie before. now, i've worked very hard as my mom and daddied, as my brothers do, a
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